Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Testing, Testing...One, Two, Three..."

I thought I'd let you all be my guinea pigs this morning as I try, for the first time ever, to post a podcast here on my blog. It's not really that exciting--just a chance to hear mine and Sydney's Southern accents--but I wanted to see if I could actually figure out how to record, download, and post a podcast here on the site.

Gary and the girls got me this audio recorder, because I had told them how I was envisioning a podcast that I want to try down the road (actually, if things go according to plan, I may try to do an "official" one in a week or so) and that I want to do this Fall on a weekly basis (a little hint: it will revolve around the fact that I am a female who happens to be obsessed with college football and sports in general! LOL).

So, I think you just click here and you can here me "for real" (click on the arrow down on the bottom menu, even if it looks like it's still "loading"):







So, well, I guess that's pretty Random and fits in perfectly with my regular Random Tuesday post. Sorry there wasn't anything a bit more exciting!

I hope you have a great day! I'm off to-- work on some devotionals for a special project, email an editor, deliver some pants at school to McKenna, go to the store (but first... off to take a shower!). See ya soon!!

21 comments:

Leah said...

Ok, I'm born and raised in Alabama and have as much of an accent as anyone, but you really sound southern on that recording. LOL!

~gkw said...

Cute!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

Leah--
I know!!! And I wasn't even born in Alabama!!! (born in Texas!). I do realize, after listening to that again, that I say "yall" way to much! LOL

Adrienne said...

OMG! She is too cute!! You will love podcasting! LOL

~Kammie~ said...

OMG girl!!!! love the accent--never expected your accent to be so strong, esp after talking with Adrienne live for the 1st time, but your does sound more Texan hehehe. And Sydney sounds exactly like I expected. LOL....it is funny you're right, you have this image after reading blogs so to hear or meet IRL is always funny.

Just have to say I have been reading you for over a year and always enjoy your blog--I keep you on my Google Reader list!

Thanks for the great stories and I look forward to "hearing" your podcasts!

Mississippi Songbird said...

I have that southern accent too. I'll have to check it out, cause it's blocked up here at work(sshhhhh..Don't tell anybody I'm on here.. But it is my break..lol)
Have a great Tuesday!

Monogram Queen said...

Oh crumbs, I can't do podcasts or videos at work and I don't have speakers hooked up at home! Curses foiled again!

Cheryl Wray said...

Adrienne-- Sydney is a HOOT! And, yeah, I know I will love podcasting. Something else to get hooked on! Oh no!!!!

Kammie--I am SO glad to see you commenting today and am so thrilled that you visit my blog regularly. I know...my accent is even stronger than I realize it is (when you hear yourself recorded, you notice it more). LOL

Songbird--Ha ha! I'm not telling anyone. Ssshhh....

Patti--Get you some speakers, girl! :-)

Ms.L said...

Oh my gosh, listen to you!
It is so awesome to hear you,you've got a very pretty voice
and it totally matches your personality! Your girlie is so,so
adorable:)

Gin said...

You both are just TOO cute.

Katrin said...

Very cute! I did a class on the Southern Accent a few years ago (I even wrote a 30 page paper on it!), but this is so much cooler!

And boy, do you two speak FAST! :)

Kayla said...

What a great Mother's day gift.
I expected your southern accent, since I too have one. Mine not may be quite as strong as I lived in OK for 14 years.
Cute podcast!

Linda said...

heheheheee snicker, snort...I haven't heard one that bad since... hmmmmm yesterday...LOL... really I talk to people from Tennesse all the time and I just crack up...of course, it's been 13 years since I lived in OK so I don't have much of one anymore, if y'all kwim. LOL> But really, you are just too cute. Love and hugs.

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Cheryl Wray said...

Ms. L--You're so sweet. I've never really been a fan of my own voice, but don't we all feel that way? :-)

Gin--You're sweet!

Katrin--That is SO funny that you did a paper on us Southerners! LOL And, to tell the truth, I was trying NOT to talk as fast. I can really get going some time (and you should hear my Mom; wow!! she talks super fast!)

Kayla--I don't think you ever really lose your accent completely. And, yes, it's a cool gift.

Linda--Okay, you guys are making me paranoid. Am I really THAT Southern? LOL Actually, it's funny because my accent is not that pronounced compared to SOME people I know. It's funny!!

Jeff said...

That was fab. Good job creating the recording and getting it online. Very cool. It was a blast hearing from Sydney too.

I want you to pull out your yearbook and toss up a picture of your newspaper staff do go with the one I did :)

Anonymous said...

This is really very cool, Cheryl. I have listened to some podcasts and I think it's really cool that you're going to do one. I wouldn't know where to start. you have always have the best ideas and I know you will do great at it.

Marg

Lynilu said...

What fun that was!! But Ah must say, lawdy, girl, y'all do hayve an aeccent and ah half!! LOL!!!

As I was listening, I was actually thinking that some of your accent sounded more Texan than pure Southern, and now I know it really was!! It was good to put a voice with the face, but I may have to play that a couple more times before I can resolve the voice I imagines with the real one!! LOL!!

Kimberly said...

Too cute! That was so neat to finally put a voice to a face..he he that sounds kinda funny! My sis lives in Indiana and has lost her southern accent but she picks back up a little when she visits. When she goes back home to Indy..her friends always know where she has been. I also say Ya'll way too much! Hope ya'll have a good day! He He!

Auburn Kat said...

LOL! I feel like I am back in Arkansas!!! It was funny there because everyone thought I had an accent and talked too fast! =)

That Sydney of yours is so adorable!!

What a neat idea!

Edleen said...

aww...somehow i can't hear it or it doesn't work on my side :( will try again though :)

have a lovely Wednesday Cheryl!